Wikileaks scoop: Media not as critical as they think
Various news media are reporting about a new Wikileaks 'scoop': according to US diplomatic cables, a third of British Muslim students justify killing in the name of Islam. The source for this scoop seems to be the Examiner, that claimed a couple of days ago that "this survey and its shocking poll results were made available only through the Wikileaks leaking of Julian Assange".
Supposedly, the US Embassy relied for its data on a secret study by Centre for Social Cohesion. Most Wikileaks scoops so far just confirm what everybody already suspected, but in this case: wasn't there at least one journalist who wondered why the Centre for Social Cohesion, known for its critical reports on Islam, would keep such data hidden? Or where the US Embassy got it from [hint: the media]? Or why that data sounded somewhat familiar?
If anybody would have bothered Googling just a bit, they would have discovered that this 'secret study', titled "Islam on Campus" was widely discussed by the media when it came out and is available for download (PDF) from the Centre for Social Cohesion site.
The data itself is shocking, but now we have another scoop: nobody in the media remembered it.